You see a list of weird things from the past and you might think, "Did people really not understand how creepy this is?" Truth be told, no we didn't. We were just used to toys looking like this, back before the world was kinder, gentler, and more realistic for children's toys. But the toy pictured here is something I've never encountered, and it's tres weird.
Kobe dolls were made in the Kobe region of Japan starting in the 1890s. They’re mechanical wooden dolls with a mechanism that often made their eyes and tongues protrude like a cartoon creature seeing a pretty lady cartoon creature, or you know, like The Devil.